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Terramation

Terramation, otherwise known as human composting, is a relatively new process for final disposition. The process is the act of gently transforming human remains into life-giving soil. A body is laid in with a mixture of alfalfa, straw and sawdust and given plenty of air flow to allow the organic matter to naturally break down over the course of 30 - 90 days. At the end of the process the next of kin is presented with nutrient rich bags of soil. You may choose any amount of soil you would like. Should you choose not to receive the entire amount of composted remains, they will be scattered on a piece of land in need of revitalization. This land is maintained by our partners at Return Home in Auburn, WA..


Plans                                                                             PMA Pricing                           Standard Pricing
Direct Terramation                                                                               $3950                                                   $4950
Terramated remains are placed in burlap sacks in weight increments of the next of kin’s choosing, no viewing or additional services included.

Terramation with Laying In Ceremony                                          $4375                                                     $5450
Same as a direct Terramation with the addition of 2 hours usage of the Return Home facility for a gathering and in-person goodbye. This viewing can accommodate up to 50-60 people with the next of kin being able to include personal, organic materials in the container to be gently transformed into compost along with the decedent.


All packaged plans listed include:

  • Basic services of funeral director & staff
  • Receiving and transporting the deceased at any hour of the day or night within the 30-mile service area
  • Sheltering and refrigeration of remains for up to 14 days
  • $60 PMA Board-approved premium effective July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 ○ This is to accommodate rising fuel and inflation costs
  • Obituary posted on The Co-op Funeral Home website for 6 months

All packaged plans listed do not Include:

  • Washington State sales tax
  • $70 King County Medical Examiner tax (for King County deaths only)
  • $10 Snohomish County filing fee (for Snohomish County deaths only)
  • Transportation outside the 30-mile service area
  • Ferry or bridge tolls
  • Flowers
  • Newspaper obituaries
  • Honoraria for clergy
  • Celebrant or musicians
  • Cost of certified copies of the death certificate or other cash advance items

For a full listed of itemized goods & services, Download our full General Price List  Effective January 1, 2023.